Cultural Evolution – Part 1: competition, cooperation, and the human tendency to copy others without knowing it! | Sue Borchardt & Michael Muthukrishna

https://vimeo.com/484479571 Part I of a three part series on Cultural Evolution, created by Sue Borchardt in collaboration with Michael Muthukrishna.Sue Borchardt is a research artist living and working in Baltimore. Her work focuses on how complexity sciences can inform pragmatic ways of engaging with and navigating messy situations. Michael Muthukrishna is an Associate Professor of ...

What affects our level of intelligence? | Michael Muthukrishna

https://www.youtube.com/embed/F7SvrC15AMo What affects our level of intelligence? As individuals and as a society? Explainer on brain evolution, the Cultural Brain Hypothesis, collective brain, and a cultural evolutionary account of intelligence for Templeton World Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute Big Questions ...

Cultural evolution, WEIRD societies, and more | Joseph Henrich

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dRUyfW0ECNg To anthropologist Joseph Henrich, intelligence is overrated. Social learning, and its ability to influence biological evolution over time, is what really sets our species apart. He joined Tyler for a conversation on his work on cultural evolution, as well as his life among different tribes (academic and otherwise), Star Trek, big gods, small gods, ...

How Westerners became psychologically peculiar and economically prosperous (slides) | Joseph Henrich

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cunua5uAFL4 https://www.youtube.com/embed/I6e_5x4LQz8 Joe Henrich, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at the University of Harvard, presented a further perspective on culture and on how it develops. He pointed out that “WEIRD people” – western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic – are different from all other people and took the ...

The Cultural Evolution of Intelligence | Michael Muthukrishna

Briefly introduces the science of cultural evolution and how this can explain some of the puzzles in human intelligence. Cross Roads #14: "The Cultural Evolution of Intelligence" with Prof. Michael Muthukrishna (LSE). Virtually hosted by Cross Labs (www.crosslabs.org) Guest speaker: Prof. Michael Muthukrishna (LSE) Title: "The Cultural Evolution of Intelligence" Date: Wednesday, July ...

Culture and Intelligence | Richard Nisbett

https://www.youtube.com/embed/SbgNSk95Vkk Are humans getting smarter? Are some groups smarter than others? Are some groups getting smarter faster than others? What are the possibilities for increasing the rate of growth of human intelligence? Hint: Science, mathematics, logic and philosophy have generated concepts in the past 150 years of great power which have yet to escape into the ...